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How to Implement an IT Overhaul

The CIO of Novelis, a producer of rolled aluminum used in everything from soda cans to Ford trucks, reveals how she helped revamp the company’s IT infrastructure. Read More >

IT Innovation Pressures Grow for CIOs

More than half of business executives recently surveyed said the organization rates as "poor" or it is "just making progress” with innovation in IT.  Read More >

Ten Tips to Secure the Data Center

Securing a data center can be challenging for a variety of reasons. You can't secure what you don't see, for example, and almost everything has remote access capabilities and IP addresses to interface with the Web. Too often, security takes a backseat, which leaves hundreds of embedded and... Read More >

Big Data Puts a Strain on Existing Data Centers

CIOs must make the important decision of whether to build a new data center, lease from a provider or renovate an existing facility. Read More >

Why Organizations Struggle With Data Quality

A significant amount of data within organizations is inaccurate, and many executives admit that they frequently can't fix data quality issues before they negatively impact business, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. One problem: Most companies haven't yet adopted a platform approach to profiling,... Read More >

Staying Ahead of the Data Curve

Any discussion about data must start with the realization that it is now an extreme disruption point on the path to progress.  Read More >

Adjusting to Expanding Data Center Demand

To accommodate the staggering growth of big data, CIOs and other IT decision makers anticipate a significant increase in data center demand, according to a recent survey from Mortenson. The accompanying report, titled "Insights into Executive Challenges: Data Center Decisions," indicates... Read More >

App Outages Pose Costly Challenges for CIOs

The majority of CIOs are failing to meet their organizations’ needs when it comes to providing instant, uninterrupted access to business apps, according to a recent survey from Veeam Software. And the inability to provide these IT services is costing organizations money: Unplanned application downtime... Read More >

Infrastructure Can't Keep Up With Business Needs

The vast majority of CIOs and other tech leaders said their companies recognize how much IT infrastructure contributes to competitive advantage and ROI, according to a recent survey from IBM. However, the accompanying report, titled "Continuing the IT Infrastructure Conversation:... Read More >

Benchmark Senior Living Revamps Its IT Operation

A provider of senior living and assisted living centers modernizes its aging IT infrastructure, gaining complete visibility into IT and business performance. Read More >

Get Your Head in the Clouds

CIOs need to embrace cloud-based applications and infrastructure in order for their organization to be digitally competitive, but a lack of budget and security concerns is hampering their digital initiatives. Read More >

Facebook Hacks the Data Center

The Open Compute Project can change the way organizations think about and manage their data. Stanford University research fellow Jonathan Koomey offers insights about the Facebook-led initiative.

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Improving Your Network's Resiliency

Network resilience is a critical issue in today's business environment. Success requires a different strategy and new technologies, such as software-defined networking. Read More >

Big Data Demands Big Changes in Storage

As big data takes shape and organizations accumulate larger volumes of data, many CIOs are reexamining storage strategies and technologies. Read More >

SIM IT Trends: Tomorrow Will Be Faster Than Today

The role of CIOs and IT organizations is increasingly business oriented, and successful CIOs will need people skills—not technical smarts—to succeed in the workplace. Read More >

Doing Big Data Analytics Right

Big data analytics offers revolutionary capabilities but achieving results requires a strategic vision—and a view into how it can create business value. Read More >

What Does Bezos's Law Mean for Your Data Center?

If the cost of cloud storage is dropping by 50 percent every three years, it might be time for many CIOs to get rid of their data centers and move to a cloud platform. Read More >

Enterprises Double Down With Cloud Investments

Large enterprises are poised to increase their SAP cloud investments, but are committed to a future of hybrid clouds for security, privacy and compliance issues. Read More >

Digital Universe Expands at an Alarming Rate

While the size of the digital universe, in terms of the amount of data being generated, is forecast by IDC to grow to a staggering 44 zettabytes by 2020, only a small percent of that data is of value to businesses. Even so, a small percent of a huge, huge number still leaves a lot of data for IT organizations to store, manage and protect. In fact, Read More >

Big Data Overview: How's Your Company Doing?

Big data analytics is a leading business priority for most mid-size and large companies, but managing and analyzing large and ever-growing data sets remains a persistent challenge. Read More >

BoA Embraces Software-Defined Data Centers

Bank of America turns to software-defined infrastructure to reinvent IT's role and radically alter the speed and flexibility of its business processes. Read More >

Private Cloud Fuels Formula One Racing Dynasty

The Infinite Red Bull racing team has won the last four consecutive Formula One championships thanks, in part, to its selection and usage of computing resources. Read More >

Data Protection Without Hardware Investments

Thanks to Virtual Appliance, The Aldridge Company can protect data locally and replicate it to the cloud without the need to purchase any on-site hardware. Read More >

The Race for the Software-Defined Enterprise

When it comes to defining the next generation of enterprise IT, it's a contest between VMware, Microsoft and a broad alliance of vendors supporting the OpenStack framework. Read More >

Coping With a Cloud Outage

Cloud computing presents enormous opportunities for the enterprise, but it's critical to proactively prepare for cloud outages as well as outright provider failures. Read More >

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